Man's horrific find in his mother's freezer
Police are investigating after a man discovered a baby's body in his late mother’s freezer.
Adam Smith was looking after his mother in her St Louis apartment in the UK until she passed away from lung cancer on July 21, CNN reported.
The 37-year-old man was cleaning out the home when he came across a cardboard box in the freezer.
Smith said his mother, who had brought the box with her throughout multiple house moves, warned him not to open it.
“It has been in my freezer for 37 years. I was always told it was a wedding cake top,” Smith told KSDK.
When he opened the box, he found a frozen infant corpse wrapped in a pink blanket.
“When I reached down and touched it, I could feel a foot,” said Smith.
“I could see the baby’s head with hair … It still had skin, hair and everything – it was mummified.”
EXCLUSIVE: A disturbing discovery in south St. Louis. Police are investigating the death of a baby. But tonight, we get more details from a man who found the baby wrapped in a pink blanket in his mom's freezer. Catch the full story at 6 on @ksdknews. pic.twitter.com/juSKoL9SQT
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Smith told CNN that the baby “looked clean” and “like a newborn baby”.
According to Smith, his mother said she had lost a child before he was born. He said a relative told him that his mother gave birth to twins, but one of them died and the other was given up for adoption.
St Louis Metropolitan Police said they are investigating the case as a “suspicious death” pending an autopsy.
“Who absolutely keeps their own child in a box for this long and never talks about it?” Smith said.
"I just have so many thoughts. It's insane.”